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Jun 19, 2020 7:00 AM – 10:00 AM
With Steve Pick
Steve Pick brings you Sound Salvation. It's 3 hours of the best new music liberally mixed with all the classics of the last century's worth of pop music, rock & roll, jazz, blues, country, soul and more. If it's worth hearing, you'll find it on Sound Salvation.
Warren Zevon Bo Diddley's a Gunslinger/Bo Diddley
Stand In the Fire Asylum 1980
Warren Zevon put on one heck of a powerhouse rock show - evidence contained right here.
Janiva Magness Have You Ever Seen the Rain
Change in the Weather: Janiva Magness Sings John Fogerty Blue Elan Records LLC 2019
Really nice version of the CCR classic.
Marshall Chapman Tennessee Blues N
Songs I Can't Live Without Tallgirl Records 2020
An old Bobby Charles number sung with conviction.
The Velvet Underground New Age
Loaded (Remastered) Rhino Atlantic 1970
This was the first place I ever heard of Robert Mitchum.
XTC Making Plans for Nigel
Drums and Wires Virgin Records 2001
From 1979 - And if young Nigel says he's happy, he must be happy, he must be happy in his world.
Marquee Moon Rhino/Elektra 1977
I have a friend who was very young when she went to France and saw the Venus de Milo in person and burst out laughing because she suddenly understood this song better.
Ian Dury Reasons To Be Cheerful, Pt. 3
Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll BMG Rights Management (UK) Limited 2007
Alas, Woody Allen is no longer a reason to be cheerful, but pretty much everything else remains spot on.
Baxter Dury The Night Chancers N
The Night Chancers Heavenly Recordings 2020
It turns out Ian's son Baxter is another reason to be cheerful.
The Secret Sisters Late Bloomer N
Saturn Return New West Records 2020
Laura Rogers and Lydia Slagle sing real purty together.
Albert Collins, Robert Cray & Johnny Copeland The Dream
Showdown! (Remastered) Alligator Records 2011
Hearing Collins' stinging guitar licks behind Cray's smooth self-deprecating vocals is a marvelous experience.
Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown Folks Back Home
Back to Bogalusa Blue Thumb 2001
He was one of a kind, a blues renaissance man.
Funky Butt Brass Band Run Through the Jungle L N
Onward Funky Butt Brass Band 2020
Hey, it's another Creedence cover, this time from right here in town.
Christopher Paul Stelling Lucky Stars N
Best of Luck Anti/Epitaph 2019
Singer songwriter from Florida worth noticing, even if it took him 8 years to finally reach my ears.
Pat Metheny America Undefined N
From This Place Nonesuch 2020
Every time I hear this - and I've played it quite a bit - when that train comes roaring in, my spirits get lifted several inches above my body!
Spirit Fingers & Greg Spero Lamella (feat. Jonathan Scales) N
Peace Ropeadope 2020
This jazz band is absolute dynamite - Greg Spero on piano, Hadrien Feraud on bass, Mike Mitchell on drums, and Dario Chiazzolino on guitar, here joined by Jonathan Scales playing steel drums like you've never heard.
Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup My Baby Left Me
Rock Me Mama - When the Sun Goes Down Series RCA Bluebird/BMG Heritage 2003
Original version of a song made famous by Elvis Presley.
Balancing Act Red Umbrella
Three Squares and a Roof I.R.S. Records 1987
They didn't last very long, but damn! They were one of the best bands out there for a couple years.
Richard Thompson Band Here Without You
More Guitar Beeswing Records 2003
Less guitar here as Richard, Clive Gregson, and Christine Collister sing this Byrds classic unaccompanied
Pretenders Private Life
Pretenders Rhino/Warner Records 2004
There are a lot of reasons to listen to this debut album classic, but three words in particular stand out: James Honeyman-Scott.
Stephen Stills Word Game
Stephen Stills 2 Rhino Atlantic 2005
49 years later, pretty much all of this song still, sadly, rings true.
Fiona Apple Heavy Balloon N
Fetch The Bolt Cutters Epic 2020
It's tough picking songs to play from this great album as some of my faves have words you can't say on the radio. This one doesn't, though.
Man Man Future Peg N
Dream Hunting in the Valley of the In-Between Sub Pop Records 2020
Another of my fave albums so far this year.
David Bowie Criminal World
Let's Dance Parlophone UK 1999
Back in 1983, Stevie Ray Vaughan signed on to play with Bowie, and the results show us what an interesting player he could have been if he wasn't so fixated on the blues.
Daniele Luppi Hypermodels
An Italian Story Warner Brothers 2004
Fun and fascinating Italian film composer making his own weird pop music.
Lou Christie The Gypsy Cried
Lou Christie Rhino 1963
One of the most distinctive hit-making vocalists of all time.
Jonathan Wilson Just For Love N
Dixie Blur Bella Union 2020
First track on this excellent latest release.
Chuck Berry Carol
Berry Is On Top Geffen 1959
A rip-roaring masterpiece that sounds effortless but really isn't.
Joe Liggins Pink Champagne
The Honeydripper O.L.D Ltd 2016
I never get tired of hearing this old gem from 70 years ago.
Duke Ellington My Funny Valentine
Duke Ellington Presents… (Remastered 2014) Bethlehem Records 2014
Duke didn't do tons of other people's music, but this one sounds perfect for his incomparable band.
Massimo Biolcati Duke Ellington's Sound of Love (feat. Dayna Stephens, Sam Yahel & Jongkuk Kim) N
Incontre (feat. Dayna Stephens, Sam Yahel & Jongkuk Kim) Sounderscore Inc. 2020
Conjuring up some elegant Duke Ellington style.
Orchestra Baobab Magnokouto
Tribute to Ndiouga Dieng World Circuit 2017
Fantastic Senegalese band that seems never to have made a bad record.
Van Morrison Beside You
Astral Weeks Rhino/Warner Records 1968
Yeah, this is a pretty good little record.
Pam Tillis Karma N
Looking for a Feeling Stellar Cat Records 2020
Very fine new album from Mel Tillis's daughter.
David Bromberg Band Mary Jane N
Big Road Red House Records 2020
This master of many genres has a terrific new record out - this acoustic finger picking song is not typical of it, but then, what is?
John Prine Hello In There
John Prine Rhino Atlantic 1972
How did he come up with such an empathetic song at such a young age?
Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell If This World Were Mine
Marvin Gaye & His Women: 21 Classic Duets Motown 1985
A 1967 classic duet.
Jimmy Greene I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me) N
While Looking Up Mack Avenue Records 2020
Who knew who much depth and soul this piano player could find in the Whitney Houston song?
The Hanging Stars (I've Seen) The Summer in Her Eyes N
A New Kind of Sky Crimson Crow 2020
They bill themselves as a London Cosmic Country Folk Band - sounds like classic pop rock to me.
Uncle Tupelo The Long Cut L
Anodyne Sire/Warner Records 1993
No short cuts for Jeff Tweedy.
Lowell Fulson Do Me Right
The Complete Chess Masters Geffen* 1997
Cool 1955 cut from this great Chess performer.
Arizona Dranes Crucifixion
Arizona Dranes (1926-1929) Document Records 1993
One heck of a fine Gospel/blues piano player from the 20s.